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Hardie Board Siding

Fiber Cement Siding, Hardie Board, or Hardie Plank siding, as most folks refer to it, is quite popular in the Minneapolis/St Paul area. The main reason? Hardie Board siding is incredibly durable – more so than its vinyl or wood competitors. Hardie Board or Hardie Plank fiber cement siding is also quite versatile in appearance because it can mimic other materials. Homeowners can get a Hardie Board product to mimic a board and batten wood siding, traditional cedar lap siding or .

Hardie Board Siding Costs in Minneapolis

  • Cost per square for labor and materials
  • It is possible to fall outside of that range under certain circumstances involving unusual materials, complex installation patterns or difficult site conditions.
  • Raw roof material cost per square (100 sq.ft)
  • Common varieties of cedar shingles and cedar lap siding

Hardie Board Siding – Cost Modifiers

Other than the material selection, the biggest cost drivers in the repair or replacement of Hardie Board siding in Minneapolis are the size of the house, complexity of the structure, height of house and number of penetrations (pipes, electrical, exterior lighting, windows and doors, etc.). These cost modifiers are somewhat similar, no matter what the type of siding.

Hardie Board Siding Pros and Cons in Minneapolis


  1. Long lasting. Rot and insect resistant. Durable, strong, solid.
  2. Can mimic other siding materials, comes in all colors
  3. Resistant to weather and fire.


  1. Has to be painted and maintained.
  2. Expensive materials and installation (on the higher end for siding types).
  3. Hardie Board siding is a heavier material. Needs to be installed on solid structure to hold extra weight.

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